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Vivae omnium fere imperatorum imagines

Illustrated by Hubert Goltzius (Netherlandish, 1526–1583), Cut by Joos Gietleughen (Netherlandish, 16th century), Printer Gillis van Diest (Netherlandish, 16th century)

Place of Publication: Antwerp, Belgium

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet II, 1653-54; Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, VII, p.201, nos. 1-134; VIII, p. 139, no. 1; Bialler, Chiaroscuro, 2


Overall: 30.5 x 23.4 x 4 cm (12 x 9 3/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with chiaroscuro etched and woodcut title page, 131 chiaroscuro etchings with woodcut, 16 blank etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Antwerp: Gillis van Diest, 1557) Folio; 171 leaves; modern half vellum, decorated paper boards, gilt-stamped red leather labels.

Ornamental title border with author portrait; three-color illustrations of antique medallion portraits of emperors

Antwerp: Gillis van Diest, 1557


William Goodwin Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; bequest of W. G. Russell Allen to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1964)

Note: Ownership [?] inscription on title.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen